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UW to study marijuana use during pregnancy, effects on infants

UW to study marijuana use during pregnancy, effects on infants KOMO News Staff | May 19th 2019 University of Washington researchers are recruiting pregnant woman to study the effects of prenatal marijuana use on an infants brain development. “Moms + Marijuana” study will track a woman’s marijuana use from the first trimester throughout pregnancy. Researchers will then scan infants brains at 6 months old to identify possible effects of cannabis exposure, including cognitive and motor development, medical health, and social behavior. UW to study marijuana use during pregnancy, effects onRead More


Colorado bill would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of prescription painkillers

Colorado bill would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana instead of prescription painkillers Anusha Roy | May 17, 2019 Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) is reviewing a Senate bill focused on fighting the opioid epidemic that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana in many of the same situations where they could prescribe opioids. Sponsors of Senate Bill 19-013 said this option could help doctors avoid prescribing addictive painkillers for things like chronic pain, but members of the medical community are worried there’s not enough research about the effects of cannabis andRead More


Illegal Cannabis Grows on Federal Lands in Oregon and Washington Have Declined

Illegal Cannabis Grows on Federal Lands in Oregon and Washington Have Declined Josh Jardine | May 16, 2019 Among the bad things cannabis prohibition wrought was the environmental damage brought on by illicit growers who secretly set up shop in our big, beautiful national forests. These growers weren’t striving for permaculture—no Clean Green organic certification in these operation. In fact, one of the not-so-secret shames of the cannabis industry is that illegal grows on national forest lands were tremendously destructive to the soil, water, and wildlife because of heavily concentratedRead More


Is It Safe To Use CBD When You’re Pregnant?

Is It Safe To Use CBD When You’re Pregnant? December 28, 2016 | Anna Wilcox Using a little herb to ease the pains and complications of pregnancy is more common than one might thing. In fact, the herb is the illicit drug of choice among pregnant Western women, more of which are turning to cannabis than ever before. Yet, prenatal consumption is one of the most controversial subjects in the cannabis space. To avoid some risk, many are turning to nonpsychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). But, is it safe to use CBD duringRead More


High Times ‘Women Of Weed’ Fight Reveals Magazine’s Gender Woes

High Times ‘Women Of Weed’ Fight Reveals Magazine’s Gender Woes Janet Burns | May 15, 2019 A Seattle-based cannabis entrepreneur has accused the industry’s longest-running publication of violating a trademarked phrase, but the details of this conflict point to High Times‘ deeper problems with gender and leadership. Ah Warner, founder of Cannabis Basics and Hemp Basics, and a 24-year cannabis veteran, is pushing back against what she argues is High Times‘ illegal use of the phrase “Women of Weed” — something she trademarked as the name of her six-year-old private social clubRead More


Can CBD Really Do All That?

Can CBD Really Do All That? MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF | MAY 14, 2019 When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond those ofRead More


Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington

Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington May 13, 2019 | Associated Press Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the state approved an initiative that legalized the drug. Under the new law judges are required to grant requests to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession charges that occurred before the drug was legalized, provided the defendant was 21 at the time. Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington


No lounging allowed: WA ban on cannabis clubs continues

No lounging allowed: WA ban on cannabis clubs continues May 9, 2019 | Taryn Mickelson Part of the appeal of marijuana is that it can be a very social product. But apart from someone’s house or certain private locations, there aren’t a lot of legal spots where people can gather to smoke in Washington. If you want to consume elsewhere, you may have to visit Alaska, Oregon or Colorado, where certain types of licensed cannabis clubs and lounges are permitted. On Dec. 19, Alaska was the first state to allowRead More


Cannabis For Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s Diseases -An Interview With Dr. Ethan Russo

Cannabis For Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s Diseases -An Interview With Dr. Ethan Russo Abbie Rosner | Feb 26, 2019 Dr. Ethan Russo is a world-renowned authority on the medicinal use of cannabis; an academic researcher, author and industry leader whose expansive knowledge of cannabis therapeutics spans history, cultures and its myriad applications for improved health and wellbeing. A board-certified neurologist and former Senior Medical Advisor at GW Pharmaceutics, Dr. Russo is currently Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, a consortium of international academic institutions andRead More


Seattle’s 10 best recreational cannabis stores, mapped

Seattle’s 10 best recreational cannabis stores, mapped Sarah Anne Lloyd | Apr 17, 2019 The Seattle recreational cannabis market has exploded. When Initiative 502 first legalized weed outside the medical space, only 21 stores in Seattle were allowed to open—and last 4/20, we mapped a whopping 40, not including stores with more than one location. It’s a lot to sort through, especially in an altered state, so for 2019, we’re paring down to just the ten very best stores in the city. In the past couple of years, the WashingtonRead More